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Cultural Details for Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Scarlet Leader'

Common Name:
Scarlet Leader Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Individual, small, unnoticeable.

Fruit Details:
Bright red.

Fall Color:
Evergreen, Suffusion of red purple in winter.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Hawthorn lacebug, canker scales, cotoneaster webworm.

Native Habitat:
Western China introduced 1908. Zones 6-7

Other Features:
Evergreen groundcover valued for its ground hugging mat formation. Becomes less attractive with age.

Culture and Care:
Transplant as a container plant, best in moist well drained acid soil, sun to partial shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 84

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.